Blast, Light, Dance and Loud Hooting on Open Ceremony of Commonwealth Games
"Opening ceremony includes hundreds of drummers, giant helium balloon - Roaring and Hooting of Spectators"
Images are projected onto a kind of airship during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, India
Commonwealth Games 2010 Opening Ceremony Fireworks
The Commonwealth Games program is being divided into 6 sections. The ceremony following the sequence: Rhythm of India, Swagatam , Tree of Knowledge, Yoga, Great Tree of Knowledge, Yoga, Great Indian journey and A.R Rahman will perform CWG anthem - all was awesome. At last Fireworks went off filled the air in sky. A spectacular laser fireworks show lit up the evening sky and India took a giant leap, 28 years after it hosted the Asian Games.
Pulsating With A Sportsman Spirit
A big event like Commonwealth Games is undoubtedly an event for lifetime. Its for sure that this sports fiesta will be remembered as a remarkable event in the history of India and will definitely add more glitter to India's crown.
Date For Common Wealth Games 2010
Commonwealth Games, 2010 fever in India is at acme and countdown for this amazing bouquet of exquisite sports has already began. It is scheduled to start from October 3rd and continues upto October 14th.
Commonwealth Games Ticket
The countdown for Commonwealth Games has already began and the Commonwealth Games ticket are running short of stock. Prices for the opening ceremony ranges Rs 1,000 to Rs 50,000; while for the closing ceremony it will start from Rs 750 to Rs 50, 000 for the best seat. The tickets ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 50000 and some roads events are low costed too. The first lot of ticket sale, commenced on 4th June'10 has already completed. And, the second phase will be commenced on 15th August'10. Around 50 ticket booking centers will be arranged in Delhi and the NCR. There will be five retail outlets in each of the metro cities, including: Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Pune and Hyderabad.
For other events, the price of tickets starts from 50 rupees ($1.05) and 100 rupees($2.19). Here's a general guide to the price of tickets:
Commonwealth Games Exclusive Theme Song
The Commonwealth Games Theme Song, Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto (Live, Rise, Ascend, Win) sung sweetly by A. R. Rahman’s. Rahman is all out to fulfill his promise of making the Commonwealth Games 2010 theme song better than Shakira’s football World Cup anthem Waka Waka.
Logo and Slogan of Common Wealth Games 2010
The main source of inspiration for 2010's Commonwealth Games logo is Ashoka Chakra, which stands as the symbol for freedom, unity and power. This logo was revealed at an event held at the India Gate on 6th January, 2008. The logo has spirals at the upward direction which symbolizes the rise of our country as a global power and showcases its evolution from a traditional country to a modern nation. The colors of the logo symbolizes the diverse and vibrant culture of the country and its citizens. Apart from these, other parts of the logo displays India's heartiest welcome to the 71 nations of Commonwealth groups.
“Come Out and play” is the slogan for the Commonwealth Games.
Various Sports Of Commonwealth Games
17 disciplines of sports competition will be organized under the banner of Common Wealth Games, 2010:
Aquatics, Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Net Ball, Shooting, Squash, Rugby 7”s Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Photo Gallery Of Commonwealth Games
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range
Talkatora Indoor Stadium
Dr SP Mukherjee Swimming Stadium
RK Khanna Tennis Complex
Indira Gandhi Sports Complex
Siri Fort Sports Complex
Thyagaraj Sports Complex
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
Venue For Commonwealth Games
|Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||For Athletics, lawn bowls, weightlifting|
|Dhyan Chand National Stadium||for Hockey|
|Indira Gandhi Stadium||for Archery, Cycling, Gymanstics and Wrestling|
|Delhi University Sport Complex||for Rugby|
|Tyagaraj Sports Complex||for Netball|
|Siri Fort Sports Complex||for Badminton and Squash|
|Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range||for shooting|
|Talkatora Stadium||for boxing|
|SPM Swimming Pool Complex||for Aquatics|
|RK Khanna Tennis Complex||for Tennis and|
|Yamuna Sports Complex||for Table Tennis|
Participating Nations for Commonwealth Games
There are currently 85 nations planning to participate in the Commonwealth Games of 2010. In alphabetical order, these nations are:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Island, Cyprus, Dominica, England, Eritrea, Falkland, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, India, Israel, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda,Vanuatu, Wales, Yemen, Zambia.
Commonwealth Games Schedule
The upcoming Common wealth Games will be a landmark event in the sports calendar of India. Only a few days are left, when athletes from different corners of the world will present their breath-taking skills. The commonwealth Games Schedule includes an array of sporting events, ranging from Aquatics, Archery, Badminton, Gymnastics, Boxing, Cycling, Hockey, Weightlifting, Wrestling and lot more. Check out the concise list of common wealth games scheduled according to the respective dates and venues.
Sporting Events According to Commonwealth Games Schedule
|Opening Ceremony||3rd October||J N Stadium|
|Aquatics||4th October to 13th October||SPM Swimming & Pool Complex|
|Archery||4th October to 10th October||Yamuna Sports Complex/India Gate|
|Athletics||6th October to 13th October||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
|Badminton||4th October to 13th October||Siri Fort Sports Complex|
|Boxing||4th October to 10th October & 12th October||Talkatora Indoor Stadium|
|Cycling:|| 4th October to 7th October,|
9th October & 13th October
|I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex|
|Gymnastics||4th October to 6th October,|
8th October, 9th October,
11th October to 13th October
|I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex|
|Hockey||4th October to 13th October||Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium|
|Lawn Bowls||4th October to 12th October||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
|Netball||4th October to 13th October||Tyagaraj Sports Complex|
|Rugby 7s||11th October & 12th October||Delhi University|
|Shooting||5th October to 13th October||Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range|
|Squash||4th October to 13th October||Siri Fort Sports Complex|
|Table Tennis||4th October to 13th October||Yamuna Sports Complex|
|Tennis||4th October to 10th October||R K Tennis Complex|
|Weightlifting||4th October to 12th October||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
|Wrestling||5th October to 8th October||I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex|
|Closing Ceremony||14th October||J N Stadium|
Queen's Baton Relay
The upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi will flag off the colorful Queens Baton Relay, a worth the watch event in the sports festival. Introduced in Cardiff 1958, the Relay has become an important tradition in the Commonwealth Games, organized after every four years. It represents the huge gathering of enthusiasts from different corners of the world.
The commonwealth games 2006 held in Melbourne has left an everlasting impression in the history of sports and culture. The metropolis is one of the populous city in the State of Venice. The Baton has successfully made a journey of 180,000 km around the stadium and set a benchmark till date.
Queen Baton Relay represents the power of unity and diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. With each Games, the relay has grown up as a tradition in terms of scale and significance. The four-yearly festival is involving more number of participants from different nations and hence bringing more excitement. As of now, Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi is all set to introduce the longest and highly sophisticated Relay. Henceforth, take pride to be a part of this auspicious occasion.
Games Village For Commonwealth Games
To provide housing facility to the 8,500 participating athletes and officials of these afore mentioned nations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has constructed a new and modern Games village. This built near the famous Akshardham temple along the east bank of the Yamuna river and stretches over an area of 63.5 hectare. A hefty amount of USD 230.7 million has been spent by the Delhi Government in its construction.
Impact On Indian Tourism Industry
Common Wealth Games, 2010 is assumed to have a great impact over the Indian tourism industry. As this mega event will attract thousands of sport lovers to India, all key stakeholders of tourism sectors are geared up for CWG.
It is assumed that around 2 million foreign tourists and 3.5 million tourists from different parts of India are likely to arrive in Delhi for Common Wealth Games 2010. So, various states of our country are planning their best to utilize this wonderful event in their favor.
Destinations Geared - up for CWG
To enhance the enjoyment level of vacationers who are planning to visit India for CWG, 2010, Some of the celebrated Indian states such as Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal etc are bedecked with new attires.
Delhi, the pride venue for Common Wealth Games, 2010 is all set to woo and provide visual retreats to the spectators of the CWG. State Government has taken several significant initiatives for the improvisation and beautification of this newly emerged cosmopolitan city. So, that Delhi rent a part of its heart to millions of tourists who are planning to come over this city during the CWGs.
Famed as a melting pot of rich culture and contemporary entertainment, Delhi is dotted with numerous historic monuments of bygone era as well as modern world. Delhi tourism board has renovated most of the architectural masterpieces created by Mughal and Britishers to mesmerize the onlookers. Some such architectural treasures of the city are Red fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Old Fort etc. Along with renovation, Delhi government has also constructed some fabulous amusement parks and entertainment zones.
Beside Delhi, other part of National Capital Region (NCR) which will also beckon large number of holidaymakers are Agra and Jaipur. These two places are very significant on Indian tourist map due to the famous World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and forts and palaces of Jaipur.
Transportation Facility For CWG
Free DTC buses and Metro rail transportation for the Commonwealth Games Ticket Holders but it is upto the starting venue only. Apart from renovation projects, Delhi government has also taken care of transportation facility within the city. Pubic transport facilities have been improved by introducing DTC buses and AC Metro feeder buses. Local transportation has added 5000 new cabs to travel all around the city.
Even Indian Railway has also declared to be the lead partner for CWG, 2010. It would also launch a special train, the Commonwealth Express which will have an exhibition and travel all over India to promote the Games as well as the spirit of sportsmanship among the youth.
Commonwealth Games Hotels
With each passing day, the mega sports event is coming closer. Along with providing Commonwealth Games Ticket, Delhi is all set to provide best accommodation at budget tariff. Sources confirmed that, around 6500 commonwealth games hotels are offering discounted tariffs by 25-30 %. However, of the 15,000 rooms available with Games Travel Office, about 2,000 have been reserved. Though booking games hotels are at slow pace now, Travel & Tourism industries are excepting more in coming days.
Accommodation facility for Commonwealth Games
It is expected that 22-27 hotels with 300–500 rooms will be constructed within or nearby to Delhi.
The number of hotels might increase if serviced apartments and mixed-used developments are taken into consideration. Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has auctioned many hotel sites in the capital during the past few months to meet up such high tourist influx, during the CWG.
Hotel majors including the Oberoi Group, Taj Group, and the Leela Group are all gearing up to participate in the upcoming developments. While the Oberoi Group has plans to set up two hotels in Delhi and Gurgaon, the Indian Hotel Company has plans to develop three hotels in Delhi and Gurgaon. Likewise, the Leela Group is developing a 319-room, five-star-hotel in Delhi. Unitech, a Delhi-based real estate developer, is also setting up three new hotels, while international hotel major Marriot is setting up hotels in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon.
Along with Delhi, other states which are likely to draw tourists during CWG, 2010 are Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh etc.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation ( HPTDC) has also created new ambitious business plans to boost their tourism industry. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is giving more emphasis on the hospitality sector. Keeping in view the coming Common Wealth Games 2010, special packages are designed to captivate the attention of the players and the sports lovers. These packages are offered to promote the health tourism and beckon the health loving tourists to experience the serene beauty of this mountainous state.
Another Indian state which has geared up for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 is Haryana. The Tourism Ministry of this state has launched a Bed and Breakfast scheme in the National Capital Region (NCR) following the foot prints of Delhi. It has shortlisted some of the houses and guest houses having better infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the guests. This will help to generate revenue for the department. Also the Haryana government has completed construction of 7,000 rooms for the Commonwealth Games. These are built in the area of NCR. Remaining 3000 rooms will be completed by the end of 2009.
Uttaranchal is another state which is getting ready to attract such large number of tourists. It has various exotic locations to mesmerize the visitors. Ananda Spa resort which is a renown world wide as the Ayurvediac and spa centre is also situated in the lap of this mountainous state . It is a nice option to rejuvenate owns mind, body and soul.
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